Sëlva

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Sëlva
Chemun de Sëlva
Comune di Selva di Val Gardena
Gemeinde Wolkenstein in Gröden
Sëlva Wolkenstein Selva di Val Gardena Sella.jpg
Location of Sëlva
Sëlva is located in Italy
Sëlva
Sëlva
Location of Sëlva in Italy
Sëlva is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Sëlva
Sëlva
Sëlva (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°33′N 11°46′E / 46.550°N 11.767°E / 46.550; 11.767Coordinates: 46°33′N 11°46′E / 46.550°N 11.767°E / 46.550; 11.767
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniPlan
Government
 • MayorRolando Demetz (SVP)
Area
 • Total53.2 km2 (20.5 sq mi)
Elevation
1,563 m (5,128 ft)
Population
(Nov. 2010)
 • Total2,637
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ladin: salvans
Italian: gardenesi
German: Wolkensteiner
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39048
Dialing code0471
WebsiteOfficial website

Sëlva (Ladin: [ˈsɜlva] (About this soundlisten); Italian: Selva di Val Gardena [ˈselva di ˌval ɡarˈdeːna]; German: Wolkenstein in Gröden [ˈwɔlkn̩ʃtaɪ̯n ɪn ˈɡrøːdn̩]) is a comune (municipality) in the Val Gardena in South Tyrol, northern Italy, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of the city of Bolzano. The Ladin place name derives from the Latin word silva ("wood").

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem is quarterly, the first and third corners are per bend and per fess nebuly of argent and gules; the second and third corners are indented of azure and argent on a sable top. The emblem represents the insignia of the Lords of Wolkenstein who built the local castle in 1291. The emblem was adopted in 1968.[1]


Geography[edit]

Upper terminus of the Dantercepies aerial cableway in summer after an early snowfall

As of 30 December 2010, it had a population of 2,637 and an area of 53.2 square kilometres (20.5 sq mi).[2] Sëlva borders the following municipalities: Badia, Campitello di Fassa, Canazei, Corvara, San Martin de Tor, and Santa Cristina Gherdëina.

It is perhaps best known as one of the starting points of the Sella Ronda ski tour.

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 89.74% of the population speak Ladin, 5.11% Italian and 5.15% German as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Climate[edit]

Sëlva is characterized by a typical Alpine climate. Summers are rather short and bring lots of precipitations. The average daily temperatures in summer lie between 18 and 21 °C, while at night temperatures usually drop to between 6 and 9 °C. Winters are typically cold, long and relatively dry. The average daily temperatures in winter lie between 0 and 2 °C, while at night temperatures usually drop to between -6 and -9 °C. The wettest month is June with 135 mm, while the driest is February with only 21 mm. This data was measured at the weather station in Plan at an altitude of 1,594 metres between 1991 and 2016.

Climate data for Sëlva (1991–2016) (location of station: Plan; altitude: 1,594 m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11
(52)
15
(59)
17
(63)
20
(68)
25
(77)
27
(81)
29
(84)
30
(86)
26
(79)
20
(68)
17
(63)
11
(52)
30
(86)
Average high °C (°F) 0.3
(32.5)
1.8
(35.2)
5.3
(41.5)
8.9
(48)
13.7
(56.7)
17.9
(64.2)
20.2
(68.4)
19.3
(66.7)
14.6
(58.3)
9.4
(48.9)
4.0
(39.2)
0.0
(32)
9.6
(49.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.7
(25.3)
−3.1
(26.4)
0.2
(32.4)
3.8
(38.8)
8.3
(46.9)
12.1
(53.8)
14.2
(57.6)
13.7
(56.7)
9.6
(49.3)
5.2
(41.4)
0.5
(32.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
4.8
(40.6)
Average low °C (°F) −7.6
(18.3)
−8.1
(17.4)
−4.8
(23.4)
−1.3
(29.7)
2.8
(37)
6.3
(43.3)
8.2
(46.8)
8.1
(46.6)
4.6
(40.3)
0.9
(33.6)
−3.0
(26.6)
−6.5
(20.3)
−0.1
(31.8)
Record low °C (°F) −19
(−2)
−21
(−6)
−21
(−6)
−16
(3)
−6
(21)
−3
(27)
0
(32)
−2
(28)
−6
(21)
−12
(10)
−15
(5)
−21
(−6)
−21
(−6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 24.0
(0.945)
20.8
(0.819)
36.2
(1.425)
55.9
(2.201)
94.4
(3.717)
135.0
(5.315)
126.7
(4.988)
126.7
(4.988)
85.1
(3.35)
92.1
(3.626)
77.2
(3.039)
37.5
(1.476)
911.5
(35.886)
Source: Landeswetterdienst Südtirol[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heraldry of the World: Sëlva
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Volkszählung 2011/Censimento della popolazione 2011". astat info. Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol (38): 6–7. June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  4. ^ "73500MS-TS-SelvaGardena-Wolkenstein.pdf" (PDF). Monatswerte Temperaturen. Landeswetterdienst Südtirol. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  5. ^ "73500MS-PS-SelvaGardena-Wolkenstein.pdf" (PDF). Monatswerte Niederschläge. Landeswetterdienst Südtirol. Retrieved 16 May 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Sëlva at Wikimedia Commons